To entertain families during this ‘challenging period,’ studio moves up streaming release of their hit animated feature to March 15 in the U.S., March 17 in other territories.
Disney yesterday announced that they’re making Frozen 2 available three months ahead of schedule on Disney+ in the U.S. beginning Sunday, March 15, “surprising families with some fun and joy during this challenging period.”
According to Bob Chapek, the recently appointed Walt Disney Company CEO, “Frozen 2 has captivated audiences around the world through its powerful themes of perseverance and the importance of family, messages that are incredibly relevant during this time, and we are pleased to be able to share this heartwarming story early with our Disney+ subscribers to enjoy at home on any device.”
Internationally, the film will be available on Disney+ in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday, March 17. In the U.S., the film will initially be available in high definition, with Ultra HD video playback available to all subscribers on Tuesday, March 17.
Since it’s release late last year, the sequel to Disney’s 2013 hit, Frozen, has become the Number 1 animated movie of all time. Frozen 2 joins Disney+’s lineup of movies, original content, and classic library titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more.
Source: Walt Disney Animation Studios
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.